Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish, Weight
Firstly, let me just say that this is a great knife for my purposes. I'm a fleet mechanic and often use my knives as pry bars, gasket scrapers, chisels, opening boxes, and obviously, cutting things. At a full 1/4" thick, this knife has some serious heft to it. It came relatively sharp from Knifecenter. It takes an edge well and holds it. The tanto part is a little tougher to sharpen as it has almost a convex grind to it, while the belly of the blade is a flat grind. Made with a solid heat treat in the USA. That's the good. The bad stuff doesn't bother me so much, but I'll put it out there. The grinds aren't done very well. They're not symmetrical, and it takes a good bit of work to get them there. The traction coating could have been applied more evenly. I don't care for coatings anyway, so I stripped mine and used some cold bluing paste to add a nice patina. Also, the handle scales don't sit flush and there's no insert to protect the Micarta in the lanyard hole. The kydex sheath fits perfectly and holds the knife snug. It has several different carry options available and fits my big riggers belt. Although, it's a bit heavy for an EDC knife. Overall, I say this company should be up there with Tops knives in a few years. This is a great entry level price for a knife from a new company that is poised to get much bigger. If you need a small, heavy sharpened pry bar, this is your knife.